Guy Tommasi, Executive Director of Lifetime Care at Home was recently presented with the Innovation Award by the CT Association for Healthcare at Home.  Guy has demonstrated his leadership in the private home care industry by creating an outcome system that enables us to demonstrate the value they bring to our health care system.   Congratulations Guy!



Agency Benefit Reward

For those employees on our UnitedHealthcare insurance plan: Those participants who received their preventative care physical in 2018 are eligible for a $25 Amazon gift card! Download the form below. For more information about this benefit, contact Dee-Ann Wierzbowski at x4215 or

Proof of Preventive Care



Who’s Missing at Your Table?: The Holiday Challenge

The anticipation of the holiday season is upon us. With this, the pain and stress of a loved one’s death and absence presents new challenges.

Learn how to navigate these challenges whether it is your first year or beyond. You will learn ways to create a more peaceful holiday season while sharing and remembering the LOVE in a supportive environment.

For dates and more information, click here.




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Make a difference this #GivingTuesday at VNA Community Healthcare & Hospice’s celebration of the annual day of giving!

Tuesday, Nov. 27 at Stony Creek Brewery, 5 Indian Neck Rd., Branford from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

$20 to attend includes food, one free beer, cash bar throughout the event, live entertainment, raffle and more! The first 150 registrants receive a commemorative coaster with bottle opener!

To register, click here

Can’t make it but still want to give? Visit



Employee Flu Clinics

We will be offering flu shots for employees in the Health Promotions office in Guilford on two dates in November.

Wednesday, Nov. 7, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Thursday, Nov. 15, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

If you plan to attend one of the dates, please fill out the flu_2018 consent form and email Kathleen at with your name and the type of insurance you have.

Bring your consent form and insurance cards with you.

After you have received your flu shot, please turn in the Employee Immunization Verification form.


Click for a PDF version of our Umbrella depiction of our continuum of care!

We hope all employees will begin to consider themselves ambassadors of our mission to be beside patients and those in the community we serve at every turn. Keep in mind all the services we offer – not just home healthcare – and how services such as our Caregiver Support Network and wellness programs, hospice, and the work of our affiliates Strong House and LIFETIME, might benefit a patient or their family.


OSHA and Regulatory Annual Update

Click on the links below to review the competency for the professional staff to print the competency to complete to return to your manager.

OSHA and Regulatory Annual Update_2018

OSHA Competency 2018


Trust TeleCare

Trust TeleCare is a program provided by the Worker’s Compensation Trust that provides tele-triage services for injured workers through a company called Medcor.  With over 200 locations nationwide, Medcor provides immediate information and injury assessment 24/7/365 via the telephone.

Click on the links below to learn more:

WC Guidelines & Treatment Centers – 6.1.18 NEW



EAP Benefit Program

As a gentle reminder, we have two Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) available for VNA Community Healthcare & Hospice employees.

EAP programs are designed to identify and assist you in resolving personal problems, such as marital, financial, health, emotional, family issues, or substance/alcohol abuse that may be affecting your work performance.

Click on the links below to learn more:

EAP with Cigna for employees with Life insurance

EAP 2018


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Did you know?

VNA Community Healthcare & Hospice has a toll free helpline 1.866.474.5230 that you or your patients can call to get community resources.

Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. or leave a message.


Strong House Adult Day Center News!

Our Strong House Adult Day Center in Madison still has openings.  The Strong House is ideal for those living with memory or physical impairments. Please refer anyone you think could benefit from this vital service.

203.245.0524 or email

Strong House, November 2018 Newsletter